Special interestI have been wondering what would of happened if the Virgin Mary would of said no. What would of happened in the bible?
      – Baslisks, 2009-03-02 at 22:25:06   (28 comments)

On 2009-03-02 at 22:25:36, Baslisks wrote...
I have a feeling she would be a pillar of salt or some other horrible thing.
On 2009-03-02 at 22:42:15, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Would have. I guess you're referring to the 'virgin birth' concept. It seems from Wikipedia that the use of 'virgin' in English isn't a translation error after all, as I'd assumed, since it translates correctly from some passages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_birth_of_Jesus#Old_Testament It says that "In Luke 1:30-35 Mary asks how she is to conceive and bear a son, since she is a virgin; and she is told it will happen by the power of god", but I don't know if the god was supposed to have actually told her ahead of time. You wouldn't really expect a god to obtain consent for something like this, since it's not really in the old testament god's style to be nice. I guess if you performed IVF on a woman without consent you'd get into some serious legal issues, even though it wouldn't be classed as a sex crime.
On 2009-03-02 at 22:51:26, Baslisks wrote...
I have been studying Russian Iconography. There are images of the holy spirit asking her.
On 2009-03-02 at 23:05:29, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Well the whole thing's perverse anyway... the idea that this god (who is all-powerful) concocted a plan to become a man for a bit just so as to get killed to counter the 'sins' of everyone yet to be born (and to be then resurrected in just one gospel) is really absurd. I guess a lot of the ideas in the Abrahamic bibles came from earlier religions, with plenty of embellishment, but the logic is really twisted.
On 2009-03-02 at 23:25:04, Baslisks wrote...
the scary thing is... this was all in his plan from the beginning. WTF!!
On 2009-03-02 at 23:33:53, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The best part of the plan is the clever hiding part. Rather than spending 5 minutes demonstrating that it's all true and making everything clear, we have the joy of deciphering and misinterpreting 2,000 year old texts and listening to old men who get the truth whispered to them behind closed doors. Evidently the misinterpreting is intentional, and we'll end up with the intended interpretation as part of the plan.
On 2009-03-05 at 03:25:19, Baslisks wrote...
I have honestly heard better stories from kids.
On 2009-03-05 at 09:54:19, Lee J Haywood wrote...
But not as long, boring and self-replicating?
On 2009-03-05 at 16:58:26, Baslisks wrote...
No plus these stories have hover bikes in them and thats just awesome.
On 2009-03-05 at 17:00:32, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Yeah, those goat herders had no imagination. All they came up with was talking snakes and such, but nothing relevant to modern life.
On 2009-03-05 at 18:18:31, Baslisks wrote...
Now if the 4 horse men of the apocalypse came in on a couple thousand cc's of American steel.... they'd have a wider audience. These horses aren't worth much nowadays.
On 2009-03-08 at 01:13:14, BorgClown wrote...
Those are supernatural horses, you insensitive clods! Besides, those horses are not really horses, but something horse-like and entirely different at the same time. Infidels!
On 2009-03-09 at 22:55:39, Thelevellers wrote...
Heh, Horses. If you haven't already... HORSE MONTAGE! :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yJ2yWvGnkI
On 2009-03-09 at 23:45:28, Baslisks wrote...
I don't want a horse montage.... Have you seen the castrator?
On 2009-03-09 at 23:59:00, Thelevellers wrote...
Thank FSM, no... I think from the name alone I will be avoiding that... *shudders*
On 2009-03-10 at 01:40:44, Baslisks wrote...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK3_qIJxw20 I dare you
On 2009-03-10 at 05:12:39, BorgClown wrote...
Theleveller's video was an interesting idea very hilarious, mostly because lacking any British background, I didn't know what was the joke at first. Baslisks video is horrible. Fuck 'em cowboys.
On 2009-03-10 at 11:16:30, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Gosh, there are so many of those literal videos now... Here are the ones I've seen recently. http://current.com/items/89390593/take_on_me_literal_video_version.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TYun-Nq1Q http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f3ef6b6667/white-wedding-literal-video-version It amazes me how well the voices are matched in these things.
On 2009-03-10 at 13:08:51, Thelevellers wrote...
Oooh! I haven't seen the White Wedding one before! Love 'em all, cept head over heels, which didn't really do it for me... I love how well done they all are, makes it so much better, I'm glad I didn't have the idea or it woulda gone off half cocked and been rubbish...! I think I might have nightmares about that vid Baslisks! *shudders*
On 2009-03-10 at 14:56:43, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The Head Over Heels one works well if you're not actually paying any attention to it - it's difficult to tell if you're watching the original or the fake (after the stupid start).
On 2009-03-10 at 19:29:08, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: it's a needed thing to run a horse farm.
On 2009-03-11 at 02:41:51, BorgClown wrote...
@Baslisks: Why are farm animals castrated anyway? I remember something about castrated bulls who buff up and become submissive, but I can't say if that's true.
On 2009-03-11 at 05:23:52, Baslisks wrote...
Mostly population control and genetics. Say you have one horse you really want to have breed but the others have congintal defects that pass through reproduction. You castrate them after they are grown so they can't spread those traits.
On 2009-03-11 at 13:41:15, Thelevellers wrote...
It does also make a big difference in the agressiveness... My parents forgot to castrate one of our calves a few (damn, actually nearly 10) years ago - They left the horns on too, and I had to wrestle him when I walked the dog through the field. All fun when your in the miid and feeling strong, but kinda scary if not!
On 2009-03-11 at 18:18:59, Baslisks wrote...
damn....
On 2009-10-07 at 06:18:50, Bensci wrote...
um she wouldn't have...cuz it was God
On 2009-10-07 at 16:03:56, Melchior wrote...
I guess that makes it the ethereal version of date-rape then? No thanks. Cue a backstreet abortion - all hail Jesus-fetus!
On 2009-10-07 at 20:09:03, BorgClown wrote...
Mmmh, it was one of God's first appearances as a hippie, all-loving deity, so I guess he'd think about cursing her and all her family blood line, but leave and look for someone else in the end.